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Le Baptieux - Samoens

A stunning luxury farmhouse chalet in unspoilt Les Vallons, Samoens  (Français)

At a glance

Sleeps:

6/8

Bedrooms:

3

Sauna in the garden. Log fire.

Ski bus 100m. Village centre 7mins walk.

Private parking. Wi-Fi.

Large gardens. 2 balconies.

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Le Baptieux, Samoens is a stunningly beautiful and well located 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom chalet-apartment, which sleeps 6/8 guests. Split over two floors, Le Baptieux provides 180m2 of absolute alpine luxury. An added extravagance is the large, modern sauna housed in an authentic Savoyard Mazot in the garden.

Recently renovated, Le Baptieux oozes style and sophistication. Under floor heating throughout, free Wi-Fi, and smart TVs in the lounge and all bedrooms, are just some of the property’s many mod-cons. And yet Le Baptieux also maintains its heritage charm. Windows framed by original shutters, a glorious fireplace, exposed beams and rendered lime wash walls are some of the features that add to the character of this beautiful farmhouse conversion.

An impressive open plan kitchen and dining area, dominated by floor to ceiling windows, affords stunning views over open farmland and beyond. Breath-taking views abound in all directions but are best enjoyed from either of the two south-facing balconies, or large garden space that is shared with an adjacent farmhouse.

Le Baptieux is nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Les Vallons, just 10 minutes flat walk from all the convenience of Samoëns village. This ideal location combined with its magnificent interior that has been stylishly renovated to the highest quality and detail makes Le Baptieux the perfect year-round holiday destination.

This property is privately owned and has been carefully selected to be in Alps Accommodation’s premier portfolio. It has a Sunday changeover day, however in low season and for last minute bookings, flexible arrival day and length of stay may be available. Contact us for more information.

Description

description

Occupying the top 2 floors of a traditional Savoyard farmhouse in peaceful Les Vallons, Le Baptieux is a truly chic chalet-apartment consisting of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an additional WC, as well as stunning open-plan kitchen and dining area and secret sunken lounge and office rooms, all of which have been furnished to the highest quality and detail.

Enter Le Baptieux via its private, first floor entrance and be immediately swept away – your holiday has begun. To your right is the utility room with washer and dryer, one of the property’s four WCs, and ample storage. Up the wide staircase ahead of you is the absolutely stunning open-plan kitchen and dining space. Double height ceilings and floor to ceiling windows dominate this bright and spacious area, which simply oozes style.

The fully equipped kitchen is every chef’s delight. The central preparation ‘island’ is simply stunning with its dark, stone-topped surface and breakfast bar for four. As well as large slide-out drawers for storage, the island is fitted with a multi-function electric oven and induction four-burner hob. There is also a wine fridge with temperature control and panel to ensure your favourite drop is conserved just so. Along the entire back wall of the kitchen is a second work space comprising large wash basin, dishwasher, combination microwave and oven, and ample storage cabinets. A full-size fridge-freezer is in a separate walk-in pantry just off the kitchen.

Enjoy your meals in the truly glorious dining space, which affords views of the open fields of Les Vallons and mountains beyond through floor to ceiling windows. After dinner, retire to the sunken lounge – an absolute haven. Relax in one of the two enormous corner sofas or a third plush two-seater couch in this large and comfortable space. The teardrop fireplace is stunning and there are ample throws and cushions to get extra cosy. Make the most of the superb home-entertainment system with smart Samsung TV with surround sound, Orange TV and Wi-Fi Internet throughout, CD/Blu-ray disc player, and Iphone/Ipad docking station. There is also a vast array of DVDs available for your viewing.

On the other side of the dining room is a second sunken room - a private study. Here you can while away the hours with a good book, get some work done or simply relax in the quiet, private space. You can even strum on the owner’s guitar, which has been left for your use.

From the property’s lower level step out on to one of your two south-facing balconies overlooking the large garden below. A luxurious sauna, housed in a traditional Savoyard Mazot, sits at the bottom of the garden. Both the gardens and sauna are shared with La Ruche next door. The second balcony is situated on the upper level of the farmhouse along with the three beautifully decorated bedrooms with private ensuite bathrooms. Le Baptieux is centrally heated with under floor heating throughout.  The chalet has stairs that are not suitable for very young children.

 

 Bedrooms

bedrooms

Bedroom 1

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, separate bath, WC), 1 x super king bed (200cm wide)

Bedroom 2

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide)

Bedroom 3

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 2 x single beds.

2 fold out single beds provide flexible sleeping arrangements and could be used in the spacious bedrooms.

Le Baptieux boasts 3 spacious bedrooms, all of which are ensuite and located on the property’s upper level. They are furnished with only the highest quality items and have a design detail that really adds to the property’s style and charm. The ensuite bathrooms are all fitted with vanity units and heated towel rails. An additional (4th) toilet is located on the first floor, just to the right of the entrance.

Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom - a sunken room accessed via a private hallway off the main second floor landing. A super king-size bed with beautiful wooden side tables with matching lamps sits in the middle of this room. A wall-mounted smart TV and Sonos docking station are provided for your entertainment and there is also an over-sized beanbag. Across the room is the private and simply divine ensuite bathroom. Guests benefit from both a wet room with shower and separate bathroom with freestanding Kohler bath, built-in wardrobe and double vanity unit. There is also a separate WC.

Bedroom 2 is along the second floor landing and comprises a wood-framed king-size bed with matching side tables and lamps, a smart TV, Sonos docking station, and ensuite shower room with WC. The ensuite is accessed via a large walk-through wardrobe. Bedroom 2 is a bright and welcoming space offering views of some of Les Vallons’ ancient farmhouses, some of the best examples of Savoyard architecture in the Giffre valley.

Continue across the second floor landing to Bedroom 3, a twin room with ensuite shower room and private WC. This room is fitted with a large built-in wardrobe as well as smart TV and Sonos docking station. It also provides access to the upper south-facing balcony. The balcony can also be accessed from Bedroom 1.

For sleeping flexibility the 7th and 8th sleeping places are fold out mattresses useable in any bedroom.

Exterior

exterior

Set against a backdrop of stunning mountain views, Baptieux is in a truly idyllic setting. Its large sunny garden, dotted with ancient fruit trees, is an absolute delight in summer. In one corner of the garden is an authentic Savoyard Mazot that has been converted to house a large and modern sauna – a truly unique and luxurious feature not to be missed! Le Baptieux shares both the garden and sauna with an adjacent farmhouse, however this bears little impact on the overall privacy of the chalet and its surrounds.

Two south-facing balconies afford gorgeous views across Les Vallons’ expansive farmlands and beyond. The first balcony is accessed from the chalet’s dining room, while bedrooms 1 and 3 on the chalet’s upper level provide access to the second. Admire the green fields, rugged cliffs and snow-capped mountains of the Giffre valley from either of these wonderful outlooks.

Le Baptieux also provides guests with private off-street parking, with two spaces immediately in front of the chalet.

Contents

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  • Large LCD Smart TV (lounge)
  • 3 x LCD Smart TV (one in each bedroom)
  • 3 x Sound system (one in each bedroom)
  • Music system (study)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Selection of music CDs
  • Selection of DVDs
  • Selection of family games
  • Selection of books
  • Selection of maps and local guide books
  • Large fridge/freezer
  • Dedicated drinks fridge
  • Coffee machine
  • Full size electric fan oven
  • Microwave/oven
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Knife block
  • Selection of chopping boards
  • Cafetiere
  • Selection of serving/wooden spoons
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Hand whisk
  • Masher
  • Selection of serving bowls/dishes
  • Garlic press
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Pizza cutter
  • Colendar
  • Casserole dish
  • Grater
  • Selection of baking/oven dishes
  • Water jug
  • Mixing bowl
  • Selection of saucepans/frying pans
  • Washing machine
  • Separate dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hoover
  • Mop and bucket
  • High chair
  • Cot
  • Log fire tools

Location

location

Le Baptieux is located in the peaceful surrounds of Les Vallons, a quiet hamlet that boasts some of the valley’s finest traditional Savoyard architecture. Nature lies at your doorstep in this calm, unspoilt location. And yet Le Baptieux is still only a matter of minutes from all the convenience of Samoëns village, making it an ideal year-round holiday destination.

In winter, catch the free and regular ski bus from just 100m away and reach the Grand Massif Express lift in a few short minutes. From there it is an 8-minute gondola ride to Samoëns 1600, gateway to our vast skiing domain. Another favourite winter pastime is ice-skating and just a few minutes' walk from the town centre is Samoëns’ impressive 600m2 ice-skating rink.

Samoëns village is approximately a 10 minute flat walk from the chalet. Stop for a drink or snack at one of Samoëns' many bars, cafes or restaurants, stroll through the picturesque botanical gardens, or admire the stonework of the medieval buildings in the historic town square.

Le Baptieux is also the perfect base for your summer holiday. The chalet sits near the foot of the Criou mountain (a 7-hour round trip hike!), and a number of other fantastic hiking and biking trails can also be accessed direct from your door. Or enjoy a stroll through the sleepy hamlet of Les Vallons with its ancient chapel, water fountains, authentic architecture and beautifully restored farmhouses.

The Grand Massif Express lift is also open in summer (July and August), providing guests with access to a number of higher mountain walking trails, world-class downhill mountain biking terrain, and of course beautiful summer scenery. The Grand Massif Express lift is only a few minutes’ drive from Le Baptieux and has ample free parking. Alternatively, you can walk to the lift via the scenic riverside path, which takes about 12-minutes.

GPS Co-ordinates: 46.076381, 6.737978

Reviews

We have had a fabulous time and loved Samoens. The quality of the Chalet was truly outstanding. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Alps Accommodation again as such a great service.

Felton family, Le Baptieux, August 2017

Beautiful chalet. We will definitely return!

Simm family, Le Baptieux, March 2017

A wonderful week of skiing and a fabulous chalet. We loved it, thank you.

Noyce party, Le Baptieux, February 2017

Great holiday. Wonderful, comfy house, music in every room, family breakfast with a gorgeous view and only a short walk from town. Brilliant holiday - thanks.

Lawton and Linksy families, Le Baptieux, February 2017

Chalet exceptionnel, tant pour son architecture, sa luminosité, son aménagement intérieur, ses grands espaces ménageant pleins de recoins, la décoration soignée. Nous avons apprécié d'avoir 3 belles chambres avec grands lits (en espérant que vous les conserverez..) et belles salles de bain modernes, la grande cuisine ouverte, le coin salon avec les guitares à disposition (très appréciées !), la vue superbe sur la vallée et les montagnes sous la neige, très lumineux même par temps de brouillard. Tout était parfait, nous étions 3 générations réunies dans le chalet et tout le monde a été ravi. Ne changez rien !

Famile Royer, Le Baptieux, Fevrier 2017

Premier Services - What's included?

Le Baptieux is booked directly with the owner and their pricing includes:

¤ Towels and linen provided ¤ Complimentary end of stay cleaning
¤ 20% off ski hire    ¤ 5-10% off ski passes delivered to you on arrival
¤ Local assistance ¤ Welcome basket of food and drinks
¤ Meet and greet service ¤ Sample selection of eco-friendly toiletries
¤ Firewood included ¤ Utility bills and Tourist Tax included
¤ Provision of cleaning products ¤ Starter pack of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and bin liners 
¤ Dogs not accepted ¤ Payment by credit or debit card, French cheque or bank transfer

At a glance

Sleeps:

6/8

Bedrooms:

3

Sauna in the garden. Log fire.

Ski bus 100m. Village centre 7mins walk.

Private parking. Wi-Fi.

Large gardens. 2 balconies.

Services

Ski lift

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Ski

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Bus

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Ski

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Plate

Flexible Catering More

About the owner

We live in Oxford with our two sons. We have been holidaying in Samoens since 2005 at all times of year and really love the area. We enjoy skiing and snowshoeing in the winter and cycling and hiking the rest of the year. Le Baptieux was built in 1880 and was a functional farm until around 1980. Since that time it provided a happy family home. We renovated Le Baptieux and La Ruche in 2015. A lot of thought and energy has gone into the renovations and the interior design, which hopefully future generations and guests will enjoy! Diane and Paul